Checking for Corn Rootworm With a Root Dig

​​ Root digs are a vital part of assessing corn rootworm pressure in your corn fields. What you learn from the dig can help you determine what adjustments could be made to your insect management plan next season based on the node damage. In the video below, Preston Schrader, Bayer technology development rep, takes us through the step-by-step process on how to properly perform a root dig.

Farmers with significant corn rootworm pressure should consider the built-in corn rootworm protection of SmartStax® technology.